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DECEMBER 1826.... MARCH 1827.
TO BE CONTINUED QUARTERLY.
JUDEX DAMNATUR CUM NOCENS ABSOLVITUR.
Printed by the Heirs of D. Willison,
FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN AND GREEN, LONDON:
AND ADAM BLACK, EDINBURGH.
CONTENTS of No. LXXXIX.
ART. I. Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard
Brinsley Sheridan. By Thomas Moore
II. Report from, and Minutes of Evidence taken before, the
Select Committee of the House of Commons, on Emi-
gration from the United Kingdom. Printed by order
III. Stockton on the Practice of not allowing Counsel to
IV. 1. Article EGYPT in the Supplement to the Encyclopædia
2. Lettre à M. Dacier, Secrétaire Perpétuel de l'Acadé-
mie des Belles-Lettres, relative à l'Alphabet des
Hieroglyphes Phonetiques, &c. Par M. Champol
3. An Account of some Recent Discoveries in Hiero
glyphical Literature, and Egyptian Antiquities, in-
cluding the Author's Original Alphabet, as extend-
ed by M. Champollion; with a Translation of five
unpublished Greek and Egyptian Manuscripts. By
4. Précis du Système Hieroglyphique des Anciens
Egyptiens, ou Récherches sur les Elémens Premiers
de cette Ecritare Sacrée, sur leurs diverses Com-
binaisons, et sur les Rapports de ce Système avec
les autres Méthodes Graphiques Egyptiennes.
5. Lettres à M. le Duc de Blacas d'Aulps, premier Gen-
tilhomme de la Chambre, Pair de France, &c. rela-
tives au Musée Royal Egyptien de Turin; Pre-
mière Lettre-Monuments Historiques. Par M.
6. Origines; or Remarks on the Origin of Several Em-
pires, States, and Cities. By the Right Honourable
7. Essay on Dr Young's and M. Champollion's Phonetic
System of Hieroglyphics; with some additional Dis-
coveries by which it may be applied to decipher the
Names of the ancient Kings of Egypt and Ethiopia.
ART. V. Modern Infidelity considered with respect to its influ-
ence on Society, in a Sermon preached at the Baptist
VIII. The Consequences of a Scientific Education to the Work-
ing Classes of this Country pointed out, and the Theo-
ries of Mr Brougham on that Subject Confuted, in a
Letter to the Marquis of Lansdown. By a Country
ART. I. Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan. By THOMAS MOORE. Fourth Edition, 2 vols. 8vo. London, Longman & Co. 1826.
E are very glad to see this book-for the sake both of its readers and of its author. To the former, it is calculated to affordʼmore entertainment and instruction than most publications of the present day; and on the latter, it must confer, we think, a new character, and a still higher station than has yet been assigned him, among the literary ornaments of the age. Mr Moore has been hitherto most known for the least valuable perhaps of his talents. He has passed, we suspect, with most people, for little better than a mere poet-a man of glittering fancy and sweet verse-with boundless stores of splendid images and glorious expressions, and infinite powers of gorgeous description or pungent satire. From all this it has been naturally concluded, that he must be deficient in sound judgment and practical sagacity-that he can have no rational views of men and business-no knowledge of affairs— no sober or deliberate opinions on grave questions of policy. His genius, like that of savages, has been supposed fit only for works of mere ornament or mere offence-for the elaboration of plumes, necklaces and idols-or of sculptured javelins and winged and polished shafts-but incapable of being applied either to useful manufactures or scientific pursuits. Those who best know the individual must always have dissented, we believe, from this conclusion:-and it must also have been disputed by the comparatively small number who were as well acquainted with his prose-writings as with his poetry. But the matter, we apprehend, must now be conclusively settled by
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